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Rockford, Ill.: Modernizing a Century–Old Community Landmark

As a cornerstone of the Rockford, Ill,, community, the main branch of the Rockford Public Library will soon embark on a$33 million redevelopment project. Along the Rock River in the downtown district, the original Andrew Carnegie building sits on the former site of Rockford Gas,… Read more

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Right Place, Right Time
Urban Planning

Right Place, Right Time

The civic leaders of Macon, Ga. had a revelation recently–an "ah-ha" moment, if you will. The left turn around urban planning is poised to be a transformative factor for the city of 153,000 that sits approximately 85 miles south of Atlanta and regarded as "the Heart of Georgia." In the past, some of Macon's elected leaders have "tended to use an approach that spreads initiatives over wider areas instead of focusing limited resources on areas of highest returns," according to Alex Morrison, Assistant Manager of Economic Development and Director of the Urban Development Authority. Morrison painted this archaic picture that was part of the city's application for Smart Growth Am… Read more
Using GIS To Decipher Large-Scale Remediation Projects
Environmental Remediation

Using GIS To Decipher Large-Scale Remediation Projects

In support of an enormous brownfields redevelopment effort, EnviroAnalytics Group (EAG) is implementing the investigation and remediation of a 3,000-acre former steel plant property in Sparrows Point, Md., also dubbed "the Site." The Site, which is owned by Tradepoint Atlantic (TPA), is located along the Patapsco River near the Port of Baltimore, and features a combination of access routes to a deep water port, extensive railways, and highways including the Baltimore Beltway (I-695). The Site is thus a prime location for industrial redevelopment and reuse. From the late 1800s until 2012, the production and manufacturing of steel was conducted at Sparrows Point. Iron and st… Read more

Risk Management

When the Indemnity Fails: Insurance as a Back-Stop
Risk Management

When the Indemnity Fails: Insurance as a Back-Stop

Access to capital and stricter lender underwriting standards are often cited as significant hurdles to buyers. Increasingly, environmental impairment liability insurance is being required by lenders as a condition of… Read more
Potential Risks in Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse Projects
Risk Management

Potential Risks in Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse Projects

Finding greenspace in older cities and highly developed areas present unique opportunities to develop new residential and commercial spaces. But the adaptive reuse of former industrial and warehouse properties offers… Read more
Reverse Site Selection: An End-User Focused Redevelopment Strategy
Risk Management

Reverse Site Selection: An End-User Focused Redevelopment Strategy

For companies and communities alike, brownfields might be the most underused and misunderstood resource available. Many of brownfield properties are situated at key locations that once maximized their owners’ access… Read more


Urban

Community Focus: Former Aztec Industries, North Brookfield, Mass.
Urban Planning

Community Focus: Former Aztec Industries, North Brookfield, Mass.

North Brookfield is a small rural community in central Massachusetts. The town has a rich industrial history, but has experienced significant job losses since 2000 and has a higher poverty… Read more
An Upscale Coffee Shop That Doesn’t Jibe with Regular Joe
Urban Planning

An Upscale Coffee Shop That Doesn’t Jibe with Regular Joe

We have long chronicled stories at Renewal and Redevelopment about urban gentrification cases of the most visceral kind: Those cases where residents are displaced, banished to start anew in places… Read more
Goats for New Growth: Community Orchard Arises in the Rose City
Urban Planning

Goats for New Growth: Community Orchard Arises in the Rose City

For at least 20 years, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ's) Cleanup program has addressed brownfield sites across the state, often working in partnership with sister state agencies, local… Read more


Waterfront Redevelopment

On The Waterfront: A Business and Commerce Driver
Waterfront Redevelopment

On The Waterfront: A Business and Commerce Driver

The new generation design standard for urban waterfront communities shows a trend toward multi-phase developments. In addition, urban waterfront also serves as a mighty tourist draw for a good many… Read more

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